28 Oct

Italian Film Series (November 14): Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons)

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their fifth movie in their Film series.

Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) – by Özpetek, 2010.

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

Click here to watch the trailer

Location: Althouse 106 at 7pm

Date: November 14, Tuesday

28 Oct

Italian Film Series: (November 5) Don Camillo

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their fourth movie in their Film series This is a special event with a Lecture, Screening, and Reception with Prof. Alan Perry (Gettysburg College)

Don Camillo (The Little World of Don Camillo) – by Duvivier, 1952

A vociferous priest and a Communism-sympathizing mayor put aside their differences when danger threatens their village.

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Location: Althouse 106 at 5pm

Date: November 5, Sunday

27 Oct

Italian Film Series: (October 31) Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) 1975

Join the Italian and Italian Studies Department for their third movie in their Film series.

Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) 1975:
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Director: Dario Argento
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Location: Romance Language House, Special Event
Date: Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm

Italian snacks will be served!

 

 

25 Oct

Remixing The American Dream – Raquel Cepeda

Remixing the American Dream

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The American Dream, Cepeda argues, is a pipedream for some and a birthright for others. Challenging the absurdity of the black-white national conversation about the American dream, Cepeda offers a working and accessible revision to suit generations of Americans, like her, who have been pushed to the margins.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the Popel Shaw Center for Ethnicity & Race, the Division of Student Life, and the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese, English, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Biography (provided by the speaker)

Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, award-winning journalist, cultural activist, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda is the author of Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. Equal parts memoir about Cepeda’s coming of age in New York City and Santo Domingo, and detective story chronicling her year-long journey to discover the truth about her ancestry, the book also looks at what it means to be Latinx today. Cepeda’s latest documentary Some Girls, produced by Henry Chalfant and Sam Pollard, focuses on a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based side prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a treat to the seat of the Americas. Cepeda is currently in production on her next documentary and currently writing East of Broadway, a story about one community in New York as soon through the lives of several of its inhabitants. She lives with her husband, Sacha Jenkins, a filmmaker, musician, and creative agency partner, her daughter, 20, and five-year-old son in New York City, “…concrete jungle where dreams are made of [and] there’s nothin’ you can’t do…”

 

Read the article: EXAMINING IDENTITY by Kaila Basile ’20 

25 Oct

Imagining Cuba: Emerging Documentary Filmmaking within Social Change

Imagining Cuba: Emerging Documentary Filmmaking within Social Change

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Sainz explores the struggles of the emerging generation of documentary filmmakers in contemporary Cuba.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Departments of Spanish & Portuguese; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies; Film Studies; the Women’s & Gender Resource Center; and First Year Seminars.

Biography (provided by the speaker)


Damián Sainz
  graduated from the University of Arts, Havana, Cuba with a degree in media arts and from the EICTV (International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños) with a degree in documentary direction. Sainz also studied at the Mel Oppenheim Film School in Montreal, Canada and at the Cinema Department at HEAD Genève, Switzerland. Sainz has worked as director, editor and producer in documentary films in Cuba, Canada, Switzerland and Spain and has collaborated with visual arts projects like Galeria Continua, Inventario at the Ludwig Foundation and online project Docuselfie. His short documentary films, focused on LGBTQ culture in the island and Cuban youth, have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals like Havana Film Festival, Fribourg in Switzerland, FICUNAM in Mexico, DocumentaMadrid in Spain and FICU in Uruguay. Sainz teaches documentary cinema at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, The Ludwig Foundation in Cuba and at the Cinema Program of Altos de Chavón in Dominican Republic. He lives and works as an independent filmmaker in Havana, Cuba.

Read the article: EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WITHIN SOCIAL CHANGE by Lara Dunkelberg ’20

11 Oct

Japanese Film Series (November 20): Your Name / 君の名は。(2016)

Your Name / 君の名は。(2016)

Directed by: Makoto Shinkai

Run Time: 106 minutes

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

Location and time: Weiss 235 (free admission)

Date and time: Monday, November 20. 7-9 pm

10 Oct

French Film Series (November 29th): À la folie… pas du tout / He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not

À la folie… pas du tout / He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not

Directed by Laetitia Colombani, 2003

Angélique, an art student, falls in love with a married doctor and attempts to persuade him to leave his wife. When seen from the doctor’s perspective, however, things are not as they initially seemed.

Location and time: Stafford Auditorium (Rector) at 7pm

Date: Wednesday, November 29th

10 Oct

French Film Series (November 8th): OSS 117 : Le Caire, nid d’espions / OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

OSS 117 : Le Caire, nid d’espions / OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 2006

In this spy comedy film, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (secret agent OSS 117) goes to Cairo in 1955 to investigate the disappearance of his friend Jack Jefferson, another agent, and a Soviet cargo ship.

Location and time: Stafford Auditorium (Rector) at 7pm

Date: Wednesday, November 8th

10 Oct

French Film Series (October 11th): Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis / Welcome to the Sticks

Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis / Welcome to the Sticks

Directed by Dany Boon, 2008

The manager of the postal service in Provence wants to move to the sunny seaside but is instead sent by the management to northern France for two years. He moves north without his family, unhappy at the prospect of living in this inhospitable place. But, he is surprised to discover that it is better than he had imagined.

Location and time: Stafford Auditorium (Rector) at 7pm

Date: Wednesday, October 11th

09 Oct

Japanese Film Series (October 30): Sway / ゆれる (2006)

Sway / ゆれる (2006)

Directed by: Miwa Nishikawa

Run time: 112 minutes

On the anniversary of the death of the mother of a hip and happening Tokyo-based photographer, the son returns to his hometown for the funeral. What follows is a return to the past that is more than just a trek home. Old relationships, love, conflicts and memories resurface and collide. Apparently, old perspectives don’t wither.

Location and time: Weiss 235 (free admission)

Date and time: Monday, October 30. 7-9 pm